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Tester tours food bank to see effects of nutrition assistance cuts

Tester tours food bank to see effects of nutrition assistance cuts

With Congress considering cuts to programs like nutrition assistance, the effects of those cuts could be felt by local service agencies left to pick up the slack.

January 18, 2014 3:51 pm Video Photos


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Gazette opinion: U.S. needs 5-year Farm Bill before Christmas

American agriculture harvested a bumper decade. Farm income value increased from $275 billion in 2003 to $425 billion for the past three years.

November 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Women exert bipartisan power in Senate

The headline in the Washington Post read, “Moderates flex muscle.” Below that were pictures of 12 senators, six from each party, who are helping to forge a bipartisan compromise that would reopen the government and pay its bills. But the story never mentioned a key fact: Five of the 12 are w…

October 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Livestock disaster aid bill in the works

Ranchers burned by drought and fire in 2012 quickly learned that federally funded disaster relief had also dried up, but an effort is underway to revive the programs.

January 24, 2013 9:12 pmLoading…

No easy path ahead for farm bill, Farm Bureau says

Chances are slim that a farm bill will get passed by year’s end, but waiting until 2013 could be a disaster for America’s agriculture economy, a key Farm Bureau lobbyist said Tuesday.

November 13, 2012 7:21 pmLoading…

Farm bill skeptics turn to House

Days after watching the farm bill sail through the Senate, farm groups are doubtful the House can do the same.

June 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
House eyes farm bill cuts, rightfully so say some

House eyes farm bill cuts, rightfully so say some

When House budget hawks called for deep cuts to federal farm subsidies recently, most people in Montana saw it as a ruinous assault on the state's largest industry.

March 26, 2012 11:55 pmLoading…
A farm bill by September is possible

A farm bill by September is possible

Senate and House Ag Committee leaders insist they’ll plow through election-year politics and craft a five-year farm bill this year.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos



Trading company's collapse traps Montana farmers

The collapse of MF Global, a trading company that made bad bets on European debt with customer money, has crippled American farms, including some in Montana, according to U.S. lawmakers.

December 01, 2011 6:11 pmLoading…

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